Local Events Bath

Interior Design Workshop at OKA Bath
11am - 12:30pm

Do you have a room in your home that you are looking to update? Have you been collecting ideas but need to 'move it on'? Our Interior Designer will be on hand to offer advice on how to bring it all together. Gather your swatches, ideas and plans, and bring them along for a relaxed morning of interior design - we look forward to seeing you instore! 
Coffee and Croissants 
First Tuesday Talks with SETsquared Bath
12:30pm - 2pm

Come have a bite of lunch and hear from some great speakers at the Bath SETsquared Centre.

Every month we're going to be bringing you 3x10 min lightening talks on entrepreneurship, funding, new tech and how to grow an amazing business! Grab some lunch provided by our brilliant friends at SETsquared and network with Bath’s most innovative businesses.

1. Maria Kalama, Sector Lead - InnovateUK - https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/innovate-uk
Maria will be talking about 2018 funding opportunities from Innovate UK, including changes to the Open competition, as well as the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Followed by Q&A.

2. "Storytelling through brand and imagery" - business acceleration talk from Chemistry Works (http://www.thechemistryworks.co.uk)

3. Bath SETsquared Startup pitch slot: Hedge App (fintech) - Introduction by the founding team to their app/AI-driven micro-savings jmpact Investment platform.
A long(ish) view of sustainable energy - Adam Chase, Director, E4tech
4:30pm - 5:45pm

I-SEE Seminar
A long(ish) view of sustainable energy
Adam Chase, Director, E4tech
Abstract:  A week is a long time in politics and 20 years in sustainable energy is similarly time-distorting, particularly the last two decades. For 21 year old consultancy E4tech this period has seen many exciting assignments for companies, governments and investors across the energy sector. Director Adam Chase will relate his experiences and identify the challenges to come, focusing on electricity, transport, hydrogen and industrial policy in particular.
Biography:  Adam Chase has been a Director of E4tech since the foundation of its London office in 2001. Prior to that he worked for the energy practice of a large strategic consultancy (A.T.Kearney), journalism (Financial Times Energy) and oil & gas (Fina). His particular focus is innovation and policy, particularly in the automotive sector. He also runs E4tech’s London office day to day. He grew up in Bristol and Bath so is delighted to be returning.
Prior discussions and afternoon tea will be served in the Wessex Restaurant from 16:00 to 16:25  
I●SEE seminars are free and open for all to attend
Founders Day Lecture 2018
5:30pm - 7pm

'Gravitational Waves: turning on the soundtrack to the Universe'
 The last two years have seen our ability to study our Universe change forever. For the first time we have been able to not only see the stars in the heavens, but to feel the very vibrations of the fabric of space-time produced when stars collide. In February 2016 the scientists of the international LIGO and Virgo collaborations announced the first detection of gravitational waves - tiny gravitational fluctuations sensed using instruments here on the Earth, but produced around 1.3 billion years ago far out in the cosmos when two dead stars - in this case 'black-holes' spiralled in and merged. The existence of such gravitational waves was first predicted by Einstein as part of his 'General Theory of Relativity' in 1916.
In the decades between then and now, searches for such signals have been the focus of scientists around the globe, including key work here in the UK.
This lecture will discuss the nature of gravitational waves, the astrophysical events that can produce them, the technology of gravitational wave observatories and the recent results in this new field leading to the award of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2017 for the detection of gravitational waves: turning on the sountrack to the Universe.

Professor Sheila Rowan MBE – Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland
Professor Sheila Rowan was appointed Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) for Scotland in June 2016.
This is a part-time position within the Scottish Government.  Sheila also remains Director of the Institute for Gravitational Research, University of Glasgow, a position she has held since 2009.  She received an MBE in 2011.
As CSA Scotland, Sheila champions the use of science to inform policy development.  She works closely with the Scottish Science Advisory Council, of which she is an ex officio member, to help ensure that the Scottish Government has access to the best scientific advice to inform its work across all policy areas.
The CSA is also a keen advocate – across Scotland and further afield – of our world-leading science base, and its potential to benefit our economy, people and environment.
 Prof Sheila Rowan is Director of the Institute for Gravitational Research in the School of Physics and Astronomy in the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom. Prior to that she held positions split between Glasgow and Stanford University in the USA.
 The research of her Institute is focused on developments relevant to the international network of gravitational wave detectors, including upgrades to the US LIGO observatories, carried out between 2010 and 2015. This research contributed to one of the most significant scientific breakthroughs of this century: the first detection of gravitational waves, announced in February 2016 in the 100th anniversary year of their prediction by Albert Einstein. This discovery has opened up an entirely new field of physical science – that of ‘gravitational astronomy’ – enabling the study of black holes and other exotic phenomena far out in our Universe.
Sheila’s personal research is targeted at developing instrumentation for use in gravitational wave detectors along with broader applications in precision measurement science.  She was awarded a Leverhulme Prize for Astronomy and Astrophysics in 2005, appointed to Fellowship of the UK Institute of Physics in 2006, elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2008, was the recipient of a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2010 and awarded Fellowship of the American Physical Society in 2012.  She was made an MBE for services to science in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in 2011. In 2014 she was selected as their annual Women in Physics Lecturer by the Australian Institute of Physics. 

MBTI and relationships
Talking Personality - MBTI Bristol & Bath
7pm - 9pm

• What we'll do
We will chat about the MBTI preferences and how knowing them can help you understand what works in a relationship for you. Also what types typically go well with what other types and what challenges do they have together?

• What to bring
Just yourself

• Important to know

Long Running Events:

Ethel and Ernest
23rd February - 9th March

The story is simply a progression through the lives of the titular couple, from their courtship in the late 1920s to their deaths in 1971. Ethel is a lady's maid with middle-class aspirations and firm notions of respectable English behaviour; she becomes a housewife when she marries. Ernest, five years younger, is an easygoing milkman with socialist ideals and an enthusiastic interest in modern progress and technology. They live with their only child, Raymond, in a London suburb, through the Great Depression, World War II, the advent of television and other events. The story richly illustrates London working-class life and concerns, during some of the most momentous social and political developments of the 20th century.The book was turned into the feature-length hand-drawn animated film Ethel & Ernest, voiced by Brenda Blethyn, Jim Broadbent and others.
Listening Booth Tour: Bath | Rebellious Sounds Archive
23rd February - 16th March

Rebellious Sounds Archive at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath: 23rd February - 16th March
Dreadnought South West have commissioned the design and build of a very special mobile exhibition space. Known as the Listening Booth, it is deliberately designed to look like a voting booth to remind users of the centenary of the right to vote for some women. Excerpts from the oral histories collected for the Rebellious Sounds Archive have been loaded on to interactive voting cards. Listeners put on a pair of headphones and choose a voting card to place in the slot; this will play their chosen story of women's activism.
Head along to a venue near you (host locations will be listed here as they are confirmed). 
Join us at No 1 Royal Crescent on International Women's Day, 8th March, for a protest poster-making workshop. Email carment.dreadnoughtsw@gmail.com if you are interested in attending.
Listening Booth design

If you have a story of activism to tell then get in touch with Project Coordinator Carmen Talbot on carment.dreadnoughtsw@gmail.com.
Funded by: 

With additional funding and support from:
...and our Rebellious Friends
Pencil To Paint: Feb - Mar 2018
21st February - 28th March

“I think that painting today is pure intuition and luck.”
Francis Bacon on Matthew Smith (1909-1992)
For most of us, our relationship with art begins with a line. We take a pencil or a crayon and delineate our idea. In our enthusiasm, we may even attempt to colour it in. In the experience of many, that attempt leads only to disappointment. We know that a painting is more than just a coloured-in drawing, but how do we do it? What exactly is the difference?
This course explores the gulf between drawing and painting and then seeks to provide a bridge between the two disciplines. Beginning with simple pencil studies, we will then develop our work in both charcoal and ink, gaining confidence in our abilities, before embarking on five weeks of painting in bold colour.
This course is open to all-comers and is ideal for beginners or those who wish to take their art in a new direction. 
Topics will include:
Line, measurement and proportion
Tonal value
Colour: theory and mixing
Tables and chairs and a roll of newsprint paper are provided. Please bring a drawing board, paper or pad and your preferred drawing media. Materials required for sessions using colour will be discussed nearer the time.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available for a small donation.
16:30 - 18:00
Wednesdays:  21, 28 February; 7, 14, 21, 28 March 2018
5 week Core Strength
21st February - 28th March

The 5 week course (Feb 21st for 5 classes)
With tennis in mind
Learning about the 4 quadrants of the body and how they affect posture
Learning about the inner unit and applying practical based exercise 
The course is made up of 5 classes, each enrolee with have access to our ONLINE PLATFORM of exercise tuition, throughout the 5 weeks to practice what has been learnt in the class, giving each enrolee access to Simon for questions. This is of course optional but will be give each enrolled further insight to personal development.

As soon as the person has registered an invite to pot in to our online services will be issued, the attendee will have the option to use this service or not.
Wednesdays 19.00pm -20.00pm 

The Action for Happiness Course (Bath, 19 Feb 2018)
19th February - 9th April

An 8-week course that gives you the chance to meet friendly, like-minded people and find simple ways to make yourself and others happy.

This course will run on Mondays from 12-2 on the following dates: 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 2nd Apr, 9 Apr
The course is run by local volunteers and based on donations - so please feel free to give whatever you can afford :)

Exploring What Matters is a secular, science-based course for people who want to learn how to live happily and spread happiness to those around them.
It was created by the Action for Happiness charity to help people tune in to what really matters in life, connect with people around them and find small ways to start taking action.
On the course you will:

Meet with like-minded people to explore what really matters in life and find new ways of looking at things.

Enjoy expert videos, mindfulness exercises and a handbook full of resources to help you break big ideas into manageable chunks.

Take time each week to think of small actions you can take to create happiness for yourself and those around you.

People find it really valuable and often refer to what they learn on the course as life-changing.
-- Click here to see the impact of the course and what people say about it --
Each week is based around a big question:
Week 1: What really matters in life? We'll explore whether a greater focus on happiness and wellbeing might be better for all of us.
Week 2: What actually makes us happy? We'll explore the role of outer circumstances and inner attitudes in our wellbeing.
Week 3: Can we find peace of mind? We'll explore some of the skills and practices that can help us in difficult times.
Week 4: How should we treat others? We'll explore how to treat others and how we can become more compassionate.
Week 5: What makes for great relationships? We'll explore how our relationship to others impacts our own happiness.
Week 6: Can we be happier at work? We'll explore what makes us happy at work and what can we do about it.
Week 7: Can we build happier communities? We'll explore how to create communities that are more caring, connected and happy.
Week 8: How can we create a happier world? We'll explore how to live in a way that contributes to a happier world, not just for ourselves but for others too.
-- Click here for a sample of Week 1 to give you an idea of what it’s like --
This course is for anyone interested in exploring how to create happiness for themselves or others.
Maybe you’re someone who could do with some new approaches to try out in your own life.
Or maybe you’re passionate about creating happier communities and a happier world.
Either way, by coming together with others locally on this course you can find the inspiration and support you need find the actions that work for you.
Please note: this course is not group therapy, if you are experiencing severe challenges at the moment we recommend seeking alternative professional support.

The course is run by keen volunteers who are stepping forward to help spread happiness in the local area.
Everyone who joins the course makes a donation of their choice to be there.
It costs Action for Happiness about £90 per person to support each course so we ask all participants to give whatever they can to support themselves and others.
You can give as Supporter (£120) or give the Standard (£90) if you are able, otherwise please give whatever donation works for you - even if you can only give £5 right now you’re as welcome as anyone else :)

What are the highlights of the course?
“Sharing and learning from each other allowed us space to grow and taking away action plans each week focused our minds on pro active action.” ~ Jacqueline, London
“More or less everything is a highlight as it is mightily well researched and factual.” ~ Annick, Lindfield
“Being able to believe that I could be brave enough to change my circumstances/life, in order to be happier/make others happier around me.” ~ Michelle, Farnborough

For questions about this particular course please contact the volunteers who are running it:
Lindy Leslie (lindyy@hotmail.co.uk)Rebecca  Rogers (becky@teachit.co.uk)
For general questions about Action for Happiness and the course please contact:
We hope you enjoy the course. Thanks for helping to create a happier world.
The Action for Happiness team

Please note: although the content and materials for this course have been developed and tested by Action for Happiness, this specific course is being run independently by volunteers who support the aims of Action for Happiness, rather than being put on directly by the organisation itself.
Action for Happiness was co-founded by Prof Richard Layard, Sir Anthony Seldon and Geoff Mulgan. Key members of the team include Vanessa King and Dr Mark Williamson. It is backed by the Dalai Lama - the patron of Action for Happiness.
Action for Happiness is a UK Registered Charity (1175160).